• Brazil´s Cuisine – What to eat?

    Brazilian cuisineMany people will tell you that you haven’t lived unless you have experienced Brazil’s cuisine. With European and African historical influences, an amazing array of dishes is available to tickle your taste buds. The popularity of dishes varies largely according to which region you are in. Since Brazil is such a huge country we have taken the time to list some of the must-have dishes on offer.

    Brazil´s amazing cuisine

    The national dish of Brazil is Feijoado which is a thick hearty stew that consists of black beans with diced pieces of pork and beef. Slow cooked for approximately five hours in a clay pot this traditional meal is often enjoyed on Wednesdays and weekends. The national beverage is coffee while cachaça, distilled from sugar cane, is the native liquor and main ingredient in the national cocktail. (more…)

  • Carnival is the most famous holiday in Brazil

    Carnival is the most famous holiday in Brazil EFE/Antonio LacerdaGet ready for the masks, the samba music, and all the festivities that make the Carnival Festival so famous in Brazil. Carnival or Carnaval in Portuguese is celebrated in many Catholic countries in South America and Europe. But the Carnival festival in Rio is the highlight of them all.

    Carnival is a four day celebration to give a farewell to the time of celebration prior to the beginning of the season of lent. It is basically a four day period of fun before the traditional fast of lent. The term Carnival comes from carnelevare which means “remove meat”. Traditionally during lent you cannot eat meat and poultry products on Friday’s and you must give up one thing that is important to you like drinking coffee for 40 days. So before you get ready for that the Carnival festival gives you a little over indulgence.

    Prior to the actual festival there are several carnival balls which are very famous and extravagant. The festival consists of lots of parades with exotic costumes in the traditional gold, purple, and green colors. The parades are lead by the Samba schools and watched by the millions of citizens and tourists that come for the celebration. The schools actual compete to participate in the annual Carnival festival. The parades are generally televised and broadcast internationally as well.  (more…)

  • Typical and specialty foods of Brazil

    Beans "arrumadinho"Beaches may be important for your vacation, but the food is equally important. Brazilian Cuisine is sure to please. Rice, pork, seafood, and beans are a staple in almost every Brazilian dish. There is also a very heavy Italian persuasion on many dishes due to the high number of Italian immigrants in Brazil.

    Many of their dishes include corn, pork, beans, and chicken. Rice and pasta are a staple in any meal. In Rio de Janeiro enjoy the specially prepared black beans or carioquinha, a specialty brown bean from São Paulo.

    Virado a paulista is a specialty dish of São Paulo which is made of rice, tutu de feijao, sautéed greens and pork chops. It is generally served with some sausage and a fried banana as well. Afterwards enjoy your coffee with a nice cheese bun.

    Feijoada is a pork dish that originated from the slaves during the colonial times in Brazil. Originally it was made from discarded pork meats such as tails, ears, and feet simmered with black beans. Today it has been updated using pork sausage, bacon and tenderloins.  (more…)

  • How to eat in Rio and Brazilian gastronomy

    How to eat in Rio and Brazilian gastronomy - Feijoada ingredientsRio de Janeiro is a city full of good restaurants. The city is not known for its high gastronomy but that is changing with time. Many colleges now have gastronomy courses and a brand new “Le Cordon Bleu” school has been opened in the city. While people that like fancy and very complex food might not be happy with the city restaurants, the “foodies” who are into homemade and typical dishes will be very pleased.

    But one question comes to mind, “What is the typical Brazilian food?”. It’s really hard to define what a typical Brazilian dish is. It’s such a large country that the food really varies from region to region. One thing is certain, there is much more than only rice and beans!

    Here are some dishes you might want to try.

    Carne-de-sol: It’s basically the Brazilian jerky, commonly used in the northeast. It’s a very dry and salty meat, present in many dishes.

    Bolo de rolo: Literally means “Rolled cake”. It’s a cake made out of Guava and very thin layers of cake. The guava filling melts in your mouth and makes a perfect balance with the cake layer.  (more…)

  • Why To Visit Brazil

    Why To Visit Brazil - Corumbau - Praia BaianaWhether you are searching for a fascinating trip vacation destination to invest your holiday’s moments, hunting for a place to invest your bucks or perhaps want to have awesome leisure time inside a wonderful sunny location, Brazil is simply for you! Why you need to go there?

    You will find lots of reasons why to go to Brazil. An advanced sports fan you will not possibly require any more reasons, because as the coming events, “FIFA World Cup 2014” and “Summer Olympics 2016” being a strong reason. But also for other folks there is also one thing fascinating. For instance; miles long exotic beaches. Those seashores possess wonderful golden sands and also clear marine environments. Brazil’s seashores are usually the focal point to see relatives and also some buddies to invest quality moments together. If you do not like simply lounging back again as well as calming on the fine mud you can choose beach volleyball.

    Looking for more amusement? Fine: Rio Carnival. Brazilian everyone loves to get together, this is exactly why they have their own unique circus. This occurs each year in the month of February. So once a year Rio de Janeiro serves the 1000s of stunning as well as fun-filled folks desired to glance at the loss of feelings of the best event of the world. As well as the Brazilians are also famous as a “musical nation”. They will love to perform, chuckle, tune in to hot songs. Not to mention they’re a passionate associated with dance. These people not only like to do this but in addition discover how. Their own Latino design can be liked all across the globe.  (more…)